X23 Srl

X23 Srl

X23 Srl commits to support Women Entrepreneurs’ capacity and grasp of the situation in their professional growth. Women represent a source of untapped entrepreneurial potential constituting 52% of the total EU population but only 29% of entrepreneurs and one third of all business starters in the EU. Digital skills are a crucial component for them to emerge as leaders in the digital economy.

As pledge to the Coalition, we will involve a total of 1,000 women in Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Estonia, Belgium, by offering:

  • A tailored e-training and e-mentoring programme to increase the skills -including digital skills- of (1) women entrepreneurs struggling to raise funds for their business to grow and (2) women business angels, to empower their role, overcoming gender impediments;
  • Networking events for women business angels to share best practice and role models;
  • Pitching events to select the most talented startups and make investment happened.

Part of these activities will be co-funded by the European Commission under the project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community”.

Last update: 17/10/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/12/2017
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding:
Part of the activities will be funded by the EU via a grant we received for the implementation. In Italy, some in-parallel activities (info days, digital awareness campaigns) will be funded with our own resources.

X23 Srl

X23 Srl is a business support organisation and private research center, we are committed to innovation, research, growth and scale-up. As Lead Partner of the EU co-funded project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community”, we intend to raise awareness on the role of women entrepreneurship as powerful level to boost the EU economy.

Qualitative Impact

• Number of Women Business Angels increased by the end of the initiative; at the moment, women represent only 7% of the total business angels at the EU level;
• Digital skills of both women business angels and women entrepreneurs increased; specifically we will provide skills in Analytical and logical thinking (financial and economic forecasting, budgeting);
Communication (social media, digital communication); Strategy & Planning (digital marketing);
• Women empowerment achieved by the dissemination of role models (inspiring young generations);
• Facilitated access to funds for women entrepreneurs.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Countries covered Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Estonia, Belgium 6 N/A
Women entrepreneurs involved in the initiative at EU level 600 in the framework of the E-funded project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community; 400 with own resources 1,000 N/A
Women Business Angels fully engaged in the training programme at EU level 70 in the framework of the E-funded project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community; 30 with own resources 100 N/A
Women entrepreneurs fully engaged in the initiative (both training and pitching events) 280 in the framework of the E-funded project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community; 100 with own resources 380 N/A
Participants in pitching battles Women attending the events 1,000 N/A
Investments happened 6 in the framework of the E-funded project “Lean in the EU Women Business Angels Community; 4 with own resources 10 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

No evidence available about the progress.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
1st cycle of WBAs e-training and e-mentoring; at least 50 WBAs participating the training 31/12/2017
2nd cycle of WBAs e-training and e-mentoring; at least 50 WBAs participating the training 28/02/2018
1st cycle of WEs e-training and coaching; at least 190 women entrepreneurs participating the training 31/01/2018
2nd cycle of WEs e-training and coaching; at least 190 women entrepreneurs participating the training 31/07/2018
Pitching battles celebrated in total (Italy, Spain, Estonia, Greece) 30/11/2018